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Tag: Dosewallips State Park


Plenty of camping options for Memorial Day weekend

Campers will have plenty of options this holiday weekend, thanks in part to early snowmelt.

In the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park, the 188 campsites at Ohanapecosh Campground opens Friday. Cougar Rock Campground, between Longmire and Paradise, will not open until June 27 instead of Friday. The 173-site campground will be open six fewer weeks because of sequestration.

Park officials also said Stevens Canyon Road will open at noon Friday, not 8 a.m. as previously announced, as long as the weather.

At Olympic National Park, campgrounds opening this weekend or shifting from primitive camping to running water include

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State shortens clam dig season at Dosewallips State Park, Port Whitney Tidelands

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced it will shorten the sport clam season at Dosewallips State Park.

The clam fishing season at the park will be open April 1- Aug. 15.

State shellfish officials said the recreational effort increased significantly in 2012, and the state clam share was overharvested, requiring the department to shorten the season by 3 ½ months in 2013. Oysters remain open year-round on this beach.

The park is located in Jefferson County near Brinnon.

It is a similar situation at nearby Port Whitney Tidelands.

There, the sport clam fishing season will be March

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Dosewallips River topic of Nov. 30 meeting

Staffers from Olympic National Forest, along with the Wild Fish Conservancy and the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, will host a public meeting Nov. 30 to discuss a proposal to put engineered logjams in the Dosewallips River.

The meeting will be from 6-7 p.m. at the Brinnon Community Center, located at 306144 U.S. 101 in Brinnon.

Staffers will discuss a proposed series of restoration projects designed to stabilize the river channel, reduce flooding and improve fish habitat in the river. Project proponents will explain the goals and objectives of the proposed project and gather comments from the public.

A pre-meeting site

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Portion of Dosewallips State Park tideland reopens to shellfish harvest

The state has just announced that a part of the Dosewallips State Park tidelands is being opened for recreational and treaty tribes’ commercial shellfish harvest for the first time in more than 20 years.

The newly opened 70 acres of tidelands was closed for shellfish harvest in 1987 due to elevated levels of bacteria from the large numbers of seals on the Dosewallips tidelands, said the news release.

Seals don’t appear to be impacting marine water quality in the area now, and other pollution sources have been cleaned up. The area that is being re-opened is marked by orange plastic

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